"please stop pretending escobar is some sort of young guy who is about to be a breakout star."
Last time I checked, 4 WAR players weren't really in need of a breakout.
Escobar is a 2-time 4 WAR player, with a third season very close to 4 WAR. This isn't debateable, it's a fact.
Colby also factually has a 4 WAR season. I don't see why that's hard for you to understand.
"last time i checked, you thought colby rasmus was a 4 war player."
He was 2 years ago.
He's played like it so far this year.
Not sure what you don't understand.
"It's really getting annoying. He keeps complaining for no reason. How do you think guys like Lawrie, JPA, or Romero feel about this?"
This exact statement could be applied to Bautista when he thinks he's getting pinched on calls at the plate.
Or when he blew a gasket against the White Sox because he popped out instead of hitting a HR.
Its funny, you never see bench players get mad, because they're expectations are so low, its hard for them to be upset about anything.
"Its still April, no need to get emotional."
Most fans believe they're in relationships with the players.
Are you implying that FanGraphs doesn't account for defence and baserunning again?
Because that would be embarrassing.
"Rogers is to blame for the payroll. Beeston is the bad cop who has to explain this mess."
All Beeston's good for is pandering to the casual fan.
Fridge magnet day to draw fans in....done.
While Escobar is a great player, and great value.
Being a 2-time 4 WAR player is actually debatable, given that there is no consensus on how to calculate Wins Above Replacement.